We’re kicking off our Vermont Mountain Eats series with tips from the Mamas about where to find fabulous family bites at or near Killington Resort.
“If you want to get your maple on, you can’t beat the Sugar and Spice restaurant in Mendon. Syrup has been made on the property since the 19th century, and in the spring you can watch it being boiled from your table. Pancakes are the number one story here, and include varieties like pumpkin, buttermilk, and sugar and spice. They’ve also got lots of great omlettes and sausage and biscuits. Portions are ample, perfect for filling up before a day on the slopes. This is also a great place to pick up a jug of syrup or a Vermont souvenir.” – Mama Mara
“The views from Peak Lodge can’t be beat, and the food is delicious, too. Accessible year-round from the K-1 Express Gondola, the restaurant here offers a large choice of seasonal offerings at different chef stations – perfect for families where everyone wants to make his or her own choices. The lodge serves three meals a day during the winter, but is especially good for lunch with choices raning from made-to-order stir-fries or pasta to pizza to sandwiches and wraps. There’s also a full bar offering local beers, amazing views, and charging stations for your phone.” – Mama Mara
“For a romantic dinner in the winter, you have to try the Ledgewood Yurt. A sleigh ride, candle light and gourmet food – what isn’t to love?” – Mama Gina (Read about her experience in A Parents-Only Escape to Killington.
“If what you’re craving is Italian food, look no further than The Garlic. This place has all the classics Penne alla Vodka to Chicken Alfredo (and you can add meatballs to any pasta dish). Kids can design their own pasta dish to be as simple or elaborate as they want. And for the grownups there is an entire martini menu.” – Mama Mara
“McGrath’s Irish Pub inside the Inn at the Long Trail is a great spot to grab a Guinness. Open since 1938, it’s rich in history and character. Built into the hillside, a rock serves as seating, and the lobby is welcoming for families looking to rest with a drink while listening to live Irish music. Worth stopping by just to check the place out!” – Mama Sarah